Following a tradition, it was expected that China’s President Xi Jinping would introduce the next leadership at the recent National Congress of the Communist Party of China, held in October. Instead, President Xi cemented his status and the Communist Party elevated him to the same rank as China’s founding father, Mao Zedong, by writing his name and ideas into the party constitution. No obvious successor for 2022 was appointed.
How will Xi Jinping shape his second term as President of the People’s Republic of China in terms of foreign policy and domestic issues?
Kerry Brown, Professor of Chinese Studies and Director of the Lau China Institute at King’s College London, will discuss the outcomes of the National Party Congress.
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From 2012 to 2015 Kerry Brown was Professor of Chinese Politics and Director of the China Studies Centre at the University of Sydney. Prior to this he worked at Chatham House as Senior Fellow and then Head of the Asia Programme, at the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office, as First Secretary at the British Embassy in Beijing, and as Head of the Indonesia, Philippine and East Timor Section.
Professor Brown directed the Europe China Research and Advice Network (ECRAN) giving policy advice to the European External Action Service between 2011 and 2014. He is the author of over 10 books on modern Chinese politics, history and language, the most recent of which are China’s World: What Does China Want? (2017), China’s CEO: Xi Jinping (2016), The New Emperors: Power and the Princelings in China (2014), What’s Wrong with Diplomacy: The Case of the UK and China (2015) and the Berkshire Dictionary of Chinese Biography (in Four Volumes- 2014-2015).